Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016

Nigel Gladstone made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Ashfield Council

The request was refused by Ashfield Council.

From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Local Council,

Can you please provide me with the number of food safety inspections carried out in your area annually, for the last three years?

How many warning were issued each year and how many fines each year?

What percentage of all food outlets did the council inspect each year?

Have any outlets been shut down for non-compliance and if so what for and how many?

What were the worst offences/biggest fines for each year?

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Gladstone

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Ashfield Council

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Meanwhile please visit [1]www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au for further information
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Dear Nigel

Thank you for your request. Your request will be treated as a Formal (GIPA) Access Application.

Could you please fill in the attached form and could you pay the $30 charge. Once this is done, please send it back to Council so we can process your information request. Could you also clarify if it is in relation to the Ashfield local area or for the whole Inner West Council.

Kind regards
Mary

Inner West Council
P: 02 9716 1800 | F: 02 9716 1911 | E: [Ashfield Council request email] | W: www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au

Ashfield Service Centre: 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
Leichhardt Service Centre: 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Petersham Service Centre: 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham NSW 2049

Council acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of this land.

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Mary,

I am happy to take information from just Ashfield council's area or the inner west as an amalgamated council depending which, is easier for you.

Other councils have treated my request in accordance with section 8 of the GIPA Act,
as an informal request to access information.

Why has your council decided to treat it as a formal request?

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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Ashfield Council

Thank you for contacting Inner West Council.  

Your email has been received and will be referred to the appropriate
Department for action.

Meanwhile please visit [1]www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au for further information
regarding Council activities.

This email address is not monitored. Please do not reply direct to this
email as it is an automatic reply.

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Dear Nigel,

The NSW Food Authority can be contacted to assist you in your request for information as the Authority collects certain statistical information from NSW Councils that may be of relevance to your request.

If further detailed information is required then a Formal Access Application should be completed and returned to Council so that your information request can be processed in accordance with legislative requirements under the GIPAA 2009. The basis for a Formal Application in this instance is, but not limited to, diversion of Council's resources e.g. time to compile, collate, verify and validate the data. Further information in relation to access applications is contained in the attached fact sheet and link pertaining to the diversion of resources http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/unreasonable-a... from the Information and Privacy Commission NSW.

The $30 fee counts towards the first hour of processing with additional processing fee at $30 per hour.

Kind Regards,

Mary

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Mary,

Can I please clarify that I want to know how many high and medium risk food businesses were inspected in each year (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16) and what percentage of the total number of these were inspected in each year, how many warnings, formal improvement notices and fines were issued in each year? How many outlets were shut down each year, if any?

This request is very simple as all the information I am asking for is contained in an annual report all councils provide to the NSW food Authority.

If you do not have a copy of it, you can request it from the food authority and they will email it back to you. I am happy to go through the form myself to get the information as several other councils have sent it to me.

Unfortunately, the Food authority will not release the forms as it is third party information so I have to request it from all councils individually. I have already received this information from more than 50 councils now without the need for a formal GIPA as it is an informal request.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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Ashfield Council

Thank you for contacting Inner West Council.  

Your email has been received and will be referred to the appropriate
Department for action.

Meanwhile please visit [1]www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au for further information
regarding Council activities.

This email address is not monitored. Please do not reply direct to this
email as it is an automatic reply.

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Ashfield Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ashfield Council's handling of my FOI request 'Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016'.

I have received this information from more than 60 other councils in NSW and am told it would take just one email to the food authority to get the forms I am requesting. The information is in these forms that are sent each year and I will extract it from them so there is no council officer time involved in the request other than sending one email.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Gladstone

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Ashfield Council

Thank you for contacting Inner West Council.  

Your email has been received and will be referred to the appropriate
Department for action.

Meanwhile please visit [1]www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au for further information
regarding Council activities.

This email address is not monitored. Please do not reply direct to this
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Dear  Mr Gladstone,

 

The NSW Freedom of Information Act 1989 was repealed and replaced on the 1
July 2010 by the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA
Act).

 

An internal review can be made under Part 5 of the GIPA Act if a Formal
Access request is made under the Act.

 

As advised to you by the Inner West Council's  Service Centres on the
following dates:

- 30 October 2016 Ashfield

- 31 October 2016 Leichhardt and,

- 6 February 2017 Marrickville

 

the information you seek is held by the NSW Food Authority. In order for
your request to be considered  you are required to submit a Formal Access
Application under the GIPA Act either to the NSW Food Authority,  or 
Inner West Council. The Inner West Council is made up of the former
Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils.

 

The NSW Food Authority can be contacted on:

 

In person

Telephone (8:30am - 5:30pm AEST on all NSW business days)

·         1300 552 406 (local call Australia-wide)

·         +61 (02) 9741 4850 (outside Australia)

Fax:

·         (02) 9741 4888 (within Australia)

·         +61 (02) 9741 4888 (outside Australia)

Email:

·         [1][email address]
 

Postal address:

PO Box 6682
Silverwater NSW 1811 Australia.

 

In making a Formal Access request to Council the attached Formal Access
application form should be completed and returned to the Inner West
Council and can be lodged at either of the Inner West Council's Service
Centres either Ashfield, Leichhardt or Marrickville. The scope of your
request should indicate which of the three former council areas you seek
information for or Inner West Council.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

 

Quinton Kohler

 

Quinton Kohler | Senior Governance Officer
Inner West Council
P: 02 9716 1908 | E: [2][email address] | W:
[3]www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au
Ashfield Service Centre: 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
Leichhardt Service Centre: 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Petersham Service Centre: 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham NSW 2049
Council acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of this land.

 

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